Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
recall being face to face with the man who changed the world. we have a look at nelson mandela through their eyes. >> reporter: we spoke with barbara lee. she says the bay area holds a special connection for him because of the leadership and the people here who fight for human rights and against apartheid in south africa. he stood smiling in front of a crowd of about 60,000 people packed into the oakland coliseum. this was 1990, and the bay area was the last stop in the u.s. tour for north america. he once led the effo-- >> it was an amazing moment. he came to say thank you. he came to talk about freeing south africa and what he was going to do. it was quite a special moment for the bay area. >> reporter: here in oakland, a street was named after him, mandela parkway. he received the nobel peace prize. he was on a terrorist watch list since the 1970s. legislation passed into 2008. the congresswoman said his passing reaffirms the passion she has to continue fighting for what she believes is right. >> it reminds us don't get weary and tired. keep fighting for what's right. >> reporter: s
Dec 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
pay respects to a civil rights icon. how the family of nelson mandela is comforting mourners at his home. >>> and the cold snap, a warning for sierra drivers a and how long the freeze warning will last for the bay area. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening, i'm diane dwyer. and we start with a developing story, the 85-year-old palo alto man held in north korea is free tonight, back in the bay area. nbc's bay area kimberly terry has more on the newly released photo of him, kimberly? >> reporter: that is right, dianna, happy to be home, we want to show you the photo of merrill newman and his wife, happy at home. he says he is truly grateful for all the support he and his family have received during this ordeal. korean war veteran merrill newman arrived at san francisco international airport to a group of media. he held hands with his wife, lee, and his son, jeff, was beside him. >> good morning, i'm delighted to be home. i want to thank the swedish embassy in korea. >> reporter: he was released with humanitarian gesture, based on his age. >> it is a great homecoming, and
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
growing memorial outside of nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >>> a day after the death of nelson mandela crowds continue to gather outside his home in johannesbu johannesburg. here's a live look at the growing memorial. there was an outpouring of affection here for mandela as well. hello, steve. >> reporter: good evening. there's grieving and remembrance here in washington that echoes south african emotions. the memory of nelson mandela is burning brightly in johannesburg. south africans are beginning ten days of good-byes. americans there feel the lo
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
. they are arriving from around the world to say good-bye to nelson mandela. nearly 100 heads of state, including four american presidents, descending on this country for a massive tribute to the man who changed the course of history. >>> also, the big story back home. a dangerous storm on the move. snow and i and rain. a nightmare on the roads and at the airport, hundreds of thousands in the dark and in the cold of. our coverage tonight of both stories. "nightly news" from south africa begins now. a >>> good evening. as we mentioned, a lot of news from back home in the u.s. tonight.